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David Allison QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Global
Restructuring/Insolvency - UK

Band 1

David Allison QC
A flourishing silk who acts on behalf of a range of clients in both domestic and offshore matters. He regularly advises on formal insolvency cases, and is characterised as commercially and technically adept by market sources. He frequently appears in courts in the British Virgin Islands, New York, Dubai, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey concerning high-value and high-profile disputes.
Strengths: "He is razor sharp and very client-focused. He has a way of distilling really complicated things into a very straightforward and logical argument." "David Allison is an outstanding advocate - you feel utterly safe in his hands and he understands the commercial aspects and constraints of cases especially well." "He is the go-to person for schemes of arrangement."
Recent work: Acted for the ad hoc creditors' committee in a scheme of arrangement in respect of one of the world's largest commodities brokers.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 4

David Allison QC
Strengths: "He is proactive and generates a lot of ideas, enabling the instructing solicitor to look at things from a different perspective." "David Allison is a very knowledgeable, very user-friendly silk who is more than happy to play as full a role as possible in the team."
Recent work: Acted for ING Bank in its successful defence of a claim brought by OCBC Bank arising from the USD1 billion sale of ING’s South Asia banking operations.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial Chancery - UK

Band 3

David Allison QC
Strengths: "He is responsive and very on top of insolvency law. He has a good court presence, cuts to the chase and has the ear of the judiciary. He's excellent."
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Offshore (Bar) - UK

Band 2

David Allison QC
A seasoned litigator with considerable strength in company and insolvency law, who often handles high-value claims with multi-jurisdictional implications. His thriving offshore practice has seen him handle cases in Dubai, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Hong Kong. He frequently appears in liquidation and restructuring cases, and is instructed on behalf of international corporations as well as private individuals. 
Strengths: "He has a very sharp mind, exudes confidence and is clearly a very knowledgeable insolvency barrister." "Very good and exceptionally talented."
Recent work: Represented the joint liquidators of Chesterfield in the BVI in relation to a GBP400 million claim brought by Deutsche Bank and Kaupthing.
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